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How to get 6.0 AWA....my guide

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New post 07 Jan 2010, 15:27
I have to post props here, too. I really did not take the AWA very seriously. I took the GMAT 6 years ago on a whim and two days of prep and I think I received a 4.5 or so on the writing. And I am a pretty good writer. Anyway, I prepped for about 10 days this time after taking the LSAT in December. I did no prep work for the AWA again though, but I did find this thread the evening before and went over it several times. I don't recommend going in without any writing practice, but I did just that. I ran out of time with only one sentence in my conclusion on arguments, finished the second essay with time left. Felt okay about it, but I got a 6.0! I have to believe that just going over these basic concepts gave me a good foundation for the structure and strength of my writing, even if it wasn't at all perfect.

In all honesty, I was skeptical that these concepts would really help because they are pretty basic for anyone with good writing skills to start with (NO OFFENSE INTENDED!!!), but when you are on the clock, it's absolutely critical that the basic stuff be right at your fingertips, figuratively speaking.

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New post 08 Jan 2010, 13:58
This is incredibly helpful. Thanks for the info. I was pretty scared of the AWA, but they ended up being much easier than I anticipated.
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New post 13 Jan 2010, 06:34
Chineseburned, you are a rockstar!

I took GMAT twice in last 3 months and scored 6.0 in AWA both the times! The only tips & tricks that I ever referred to were from your post; I believe some essay writing practice and these tips are sufficient to get a good AWA score.
Thanks again!

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thanks.
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Gr8. thanks.
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Thank you
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New post 25 Jan 2010, 22:13
Great post! Thanks for sharing.
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New post 26 Jan 2010, 06:37
Just wanted to thank you....

Got my official results today... and AWA was a 6.0...

One day before the GMAT I had no idea what was going to be of my AWA as I did not practice. Came to GMATClub for help of course... Had a look at your introduction and conclusion for issue and argument, and wrote something really similar. Of course this was strenghtened with good examples in the main part of the essay but I really have to thank you. Even though people say the AWA do not really matter its better to get a 6 than a 3 or something...

6.0 is still 90% :D

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New post 31 Jan 2010, 13:20
Hi,
great samples, i reviewed awa using these samples only for a couple of hours before my gmat and scored 5.5. not bad:)

i struggled big time with my verbal score which i will try to improve in my next attempt.

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Thanks a lot for this!! It will be much help for my prep
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Thanks that was helpful
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good stuff...Thanks !!
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New post 20 Feb 2010, 20:36
love the guide...

i just did some AWA examples today and realized how important it is to attempt this section in a very systematic way (that way you don't spend too much mental energy and so that you can focus more on the verbal and quant sections).

the goal is to make AWA as streamlined as possible... i.e., w/o much creativity or fancy writing... as dry as possible.
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100% of my AWA studying literally consisted of two casual read-throughs of this post -- 6.0 baby! THANKS!
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Thanks for the breakdown. I studied your template literally a day or two before the test and managed to get a 5.5. Not too bad. thx!
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Does there any uniqueness needed to get six? if my AWA match with other testtakers, is there any chance to reduce my marks? pls reply....
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Thanks to much to Chineseburned for this guide. It was an invaluable tool in helping me get a 5.5. I only spent an afternoon reviewing and trying to memorize this guide and that alone was enough to improve my score from a 4.0 to a 5.5.

I cannot thank you enough for posting this and highly recommend it for everyone preparing to take the GMAT. Thank you thank you thank you!!
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